ITER Project Starts Its Five-Year Assembly

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), the world’s largest nuclear fusion project began its five-year assembly phase on Tuesday, 28th July 2020.

Assembly in Cadarache is expected to be over in late 2025.

The €20bn ITER project will replicate the reactions that power the sun and is intended to demonstrate fusion power can be generated on a commercial scale.

The steel and concrete superstructures nestled in the hills of southern France will house a 23,000-tonne machine, known as a tokamak, capable of creating what is essentially an earthbound star.

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, launched the assembly phase, alongside senior figures from Iter members, the EU, UK, China, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and the US.

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